Graphics Gremlin – open source MDA/CGA ISA video card

Tube Time has announced via their Twitter feed the availability of a new, open source graphics card for PC compatible computers with an 8-bit ISA BUS, named “Graphics Gremlin”. i'm happy to announce the release of my latest project, the Graphics Gremlin! it is an 8-bit retro video card for ISA bus computers, and it […]

XStation Firmware Update Adds Folder Browsing

There’s a new firmware available for the XStation optical drive emulator that now offers an option to sort by subfolders.  In the example showed above, I had all my ISO’s sorted into directories by letter, however the previous firmware listed them as if they were all on the root of the MicroSD.  This was still […]

SNES Smoke Transparent Shells

Retro Game Restore has just opened pre-orders on a smoke transparent version of their Super Nintendo shell.  This is different than the shell that is currently in production, as that was completely clear, while this one is “smoke”.  There’s an “early bird” price of about $100 + shipping until My 25th, then the price will raise […]

Open Source Roundtable Discussion

Today, I’m joined by René from db Electronics, Tianfeng and Rattboi to discuss the implementations and uses of open source hardware and software.  All of us are huge fans of open source and have participated (and created) many open projects in the scene.  While most of our discussion will be focused on the positivity of […]

Mega Man: Wily Wars Official Sega Genesis Release

Retro-bit is opening pre-orders for the first official US cartridge release of Mega Man: Wily Wars for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.  The game is a 16-bit reimagining of the original NES 8-bit titles, with updated graphics and sound.  Basically, think “Super Mario All-Stars” for the SNES, but done with the Mega Man games. […]

FPGA-Based YM2612 Replacement

Developer Stefany Allaire from Foenix Retro Systems, has created an FPGA-based replacement for the YM2612 audio chip. The FPGA is flashed with Jotego’s open source YM2612 core, enabling it to act like the original chip.  Also, the board it’s affixed to has the same pin spacing as the YM2612, so it should just be a […]

RetroTINK 5x Vertical Stand from Retrofrog

Retrofrog is now selling a vertical stand for the RetroTINK 5x.  It’s not only aesthetically a cool choice, but there’s some functionality to it as well:  As shown above, there’s a slot that holds the remote control, as well as a place for a velcro strip / zip tie that’s used for wire management.  I […]

Weekly Roundup #254

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download: If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at […]

Axunworks JAMMA Supergun Mini (Full Review)

Axunworks has just released a new “supergun”, he’s calling the ‘JAMMA Supergun Mini’.  It comes with a power supply and outputs either RGB or Component Video via a dsub connector.  The price is $90 for the supergun + PSU, but after shipping to the US and cables it came to about $130 when I purchased.  Here’s […]

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